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Gallery View: Boxing for lessons of life

Monday, January 27, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

Marco Calderon is a Mexican American photo journalist from Allentown who longed to give back to his community.

With "Fighters," a series of photographs of boxers from Luis Melendez's Allentown Boxing and Youth Program, he was able to do just that. In a an exhibit of portraits on display through Jan. 28, at Re:find, 437 Northampton St., Easton, he captures the drive, the fighting spirit and the heart behind the youths in the program.

"I'm a Mexican immigrant," explains Calderon...

Classical Views: Keeping score

Monday, January 27, 2014 by DIANE WITTRY Special to The Press in Focus

Have you ever watched a film with the sound turned off? It is amazing how much the music can influence the emotional impact of the film.

Experiments have been made using different types of music with a film to see how this changes the reaction of the audience members. The same scene can make you either laugh, or cry, depending upon the music selected.

Over the years, many directors have utilized compositions by classical composers on the soundtracks of their films. Many...

Classical Views: Keeping score

Monday, January 27, 2014 by DIANE WITTRY Special to The Press in Focus

Have you ever watched a film with the sound turned off? It is amazing how much the music can influence the emotional impact of the film.

Experiments have been made using different types of music with a film to see how this changes the reaction of the audience members. The same scene can make you either laugh, or cry, depending upon the music selected.

Over the years, many directors have utilized compositions by classical composers on the soundtracks of their films. Many...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 18, 25

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 25

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March. 4, 11

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25

Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME...

9th annual Student Poetry Project

Monday, January 27, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 23 and 24 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of the Focus section may have...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Open Mic, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5

Chick-fil-A Trexlertown at the Allentown Public Library, 2 p.m. Feb. 8

"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22

Adult Winter Reading Program, through Feb. 28

Laura Tsaggaris, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. March 12

Spring Gala Fundraiser for the Allentown Public Library, 6 p.m. April 5

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a....

Pick Oscar winners

Monday, January 27, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 86th Academy awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 86th Academy Awards for 2013 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 2, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles. The ceremony is televised live on the ABC television network.

The person who chooses the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn's Peak gift card; tickets to movies at the Roxy Theatre,...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

Big Valley Bluegrass, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

Meghan Cary, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

10,000 Maniacs, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Musikfest Café

Strawberry Fields, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6: Beatles tribute, Musikfest Café

Wanamaker Lewis, 8 p.m. Feb. 7, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"An Evening At A British Music Hall," 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1: 40th anniversary show and final performances, Godfrey Daniels 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-2390

"Fancy Nancy," 1, 4 p.m. Feb. 22: Vital Theatre Company, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. 610-432-6715

"Hair," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. 610-252-3132

Lehigh Valley Standup Comic Showcase: Tyler...

With Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' nothing is revealed

Monday, January 27, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For many film aficionados, a Coen Brothers film is an event.

"Inside Llewyn Davis" is a non event.

The film, set during a cold snowy winter in 1961, mainly in New York City's Greenwich Village nascent folk music scene, follows the career and personal train wreck that is the life of a guitar-strumming, songwriting, folksinger, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac).

"Inside Llewyn Davis" is more of a long-form music video. The soundtrack music was produced by the highly-regarded T-...